On Ch 7 TV news, the claim was made that the Newcastle trams would use batteries to be “recharged at each stop”.
On Ch 2 TV news it was stated that the trams would use “on-board energy storage”
Sent: Tuesday, 18 April 2017 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TramsDownUnder] Newcastle light rail
On 18/04/17 15:51, 'Brian'bblunt@... [TramsDownUnder] wrote:
> Andrew Constance has announced that Newcastle LR will be entirely APS
APS is propitiatory Alstom. CAF already have the vehicle supply contract.
Not going to happen.
CAF might do the hard sell on their ACR battery/capacitor system, who's
performance in Seville was distinctly underwhelming.
If Newcastle want trams that run at walking pace and no functional
air-conditioning system, go for it....
Posted by: Matthew Geier matthew@...>